Inner Strength

We tend to nurture the academic or professional side of ourselves and forget about the inner self, the part of us that will enable us to withstand the harshest situations. You must be willing to push yourself to achieve success. Commit no matter what. Strengthen the inner self through meditation and prayer. Strengthen the physical self through exercise. Strengthen the mind academically.
I have attended a few courses and seminars that were so challenging that they made me wonder what had possessed me to attend them in the first place. But the outcomes I achieved in some of them have surely assisted in my quest to grow and better myself each day.
One should use the right tools to achieve their goals. Don’t use a small car to climb over large rocks and then blame the car for being useless. Be focused and relentless in the pursuit of your goals. Do not focus on where you are now but on where you will be. Imagine the feeling when you achieve what you’ve dreamed of. Do what makes you scared, for it is what will bring you either great success or great lessons. Doing nothing will make you restless, and eventually you will become sick or miserable because you are not doing what your soul needs to do in order to progress. Taking the easy way out is always an option, but it comes with a price. It may cost you your health, peace of mind, or even your life.
The value that you place on your life is only yours to determine and do. The extent to which you are willing to make sacrifices, endure humiliation, and tolerate pain to achieve the ultimate goal that will fulfill you is up to you. We all have limitations. Identify them and prioritize the order in which you are going to defeat them so that you can catapult your way into your desired future. Continuous learning and improvement can be achieved through any type of medium, such as books, magazines, blogs, audiobooks, seminars, mentors, and everybody around you. Each person or energy comes into your life for a reason.
Energy flows where attention goes. You should focus on a small selection of projects at any time and do them well, rather than try to achieve miracles across numerous projects. What is the one project that, if executed flawlessly over a predetermined period of time, will literally change the game for you? Take the necessary steps to work on this project so that you can see the results.
When you are distracted, you stop working toward your goals, you delay, you procrastinate, etc. Remember that what you focus on grows. Once your attention digresses, whatever it is you were doing is no longer the single most important focal point. When this happens, delays and mistakes happen, and instead of taking responsibility for the failures, you place blame on external factors. You don’t think of looking in the mirror to find the root cause of the problem. These types of situations will recur until you recognize where the problem is: With you!
How do you value yourself? How do you play the game of Life? Do you give more than you get paid to give, or are you just a mediocre version of you? How does that make you feel? To overdeliver is a personal choice. Is it your choice? Or will you do just enough to get by and then complain that you are not progressing? Do whatever you do with your all, with conscience. Nobody has to know except you.
“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. and then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” – The Dalai Lama

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